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#1 Simon

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Posted 17 September 2008 - 07:30 AM

Us old timers use a lot of terminology on the forums and we take it for granted that people understand us. I think we have a duty to start a thread to describe the Slang, Jargon and Abbreviations we use around here.

Please feel free to add to the thread at the bottom and I will amend this first post with any additions.

A

 

AFAIK = as far as I know

 

AFAIR
As Far As I Remember

AFAIU
As Far As I Understand

AOA
As-Salamu Alaykum (a traditional Islamic greeting)

B

BTW
By The Way

BUMP
It's what members (especially me) type when they want to bump an older thread back to the top of the list to get an answer. (threads are sorted by the time/date of the last post). Or you could say

B - bring
U - up
M - my
P – post

 

C

 

COA, CofA = Certificate of Analysis

COC,CofC = Certificate of Conformance

D

DD
Due Diligence

 

E

et seq = and the following
et al = and others
etc = and so on

 

F

 

FYI = For Your Information

 

I

 

IIRC = if i recall correctly

IMO
In My Opinion

IMHO
In My Humble Opinion

IME
In My Experience

IMEX
In My Experience

IS
In Short

 

IT = Internet

IYO
In Your Opinion

 

J

 

JFI = Just For Information

 

K

 

KTC = Kick The Can

 

L

LOL
Laughing Out Loud

O

 

OJT = On the Job Training

 

OP = Original Post (or Original Poster)

 

OT
Off Topic

 

P

PS
Post Script

 

PGALMI = Please Give A Little More Information

 

R

 

RA = Risk Assessment

 

T

 

TGIF = Thank God It's Friday

 

TGINF = Thank God It's Nearly Friday

 

Tx
Thanks

TBH = to be honest

 

W

W/O
Without

 

W/WO = With/Without

WYO?
What's Your Opinion?

 

YMMV = Your Mileage may Vary (loosely = Your Results/Findings etc may Vary)


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Posted 17 September 2008 - 08:06 AM

Few common ones like,



BTW- By the way

IME- In my experience

AFAIR- As far as I remember

AFAIU- As far as I understand
ASAP = as soon as possible (except for S.Africa where it's ASP :smarty: )
AFAIK = As far as I know

LOL- Laughing out loud

DD- due diligence

IYO- In your opinion.

OT- Off topic

PS- post script

Tx- Thanks

w/o- without
 


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Posted 18 September 2008 - 03:43 PM

TKS Jean. :thumbup:

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 04:36 AM

Dear Simon,

Today when I was going through a thread I came across with term "BUMP". Since I had seen the tread related to terminologies and jargon's a long time ago, it took some time to find it again. My suggestion is to make a comprehensive list of jargon's and make a link at the standard header of each page along with "News" "Events" etc. so that every member can refer it easily at any time.

I would like to add some additional jargons if you permit:

AOA: As-Salamu Alaykum, a traditional Islamic greeting. (Ref. http://en.wikipedia....Salamu_Alaykum)
WYO? What's Your Opinion?
IS: In Short


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Posted 13 July 2009 - 07:33 AM

It's a good idea Zeeshan. I can compile a list from what has been posted so far and I will make it some sort of sticky thread or announcement.

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Posted 14 July 2009 - 08:53 AM

You will now see the forum slang glossary as an announcment at the top of every forum. :smile:

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:05 AM

IMEX = In my experience?

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 10:11 AM

Dear Simon
It's a good move.
I must say thanx to Zeeshan for this superb idea.

Most of the time i wonderded what is IMO, BUMP IMEX? Tried once in google search also. Today I thought, I will ask you about full form of these words, but to my surprise I got the answer without asking anything.

Thanx again for making this forum so special.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 05:00 PM

Tx very helpful for me, too.
Especially IMO :thumbup:

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 07:19 AM

Glad you are all finding it useful. I'm open to any suggestions for making the forums better for all of us.

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 01:15 PM

It's a good idea Zeeshan. I can compile a list from what has been posted so far and I will make it some sort of sticky thread or announcement.

Thanks,
Simon



Hi Simon, you might also want to add ASP for as soon as possible. That is a well know abbrevaition in South Africa.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 02:13 PM

A few more -

ASAP = as soon as possible (except for S.Africa where it's ASP :smarty: )
AFAIK = As far as I know
LOL = lots of love (used 1 time but (predictably) was interpreted as the other meaning)
et seq = and the following
et al = and the other
TBH = to be honest (credited to GMO)
BTY = Back to You (credited to Tony-C)(16/1/11)

RA = Risk Assessment (popularized by Caz)

IIRC = if i recall correctly

GIS = Google Image Search

P/P = Product/Process
KTC = Kick The Can

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 08:56 PM

AOA!!

IS:

AFAIU everyone inIFSQN has LOL to FS. BTW TBH me too.

Be back ASAP

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WYO?

BUMP Posted Image LOL


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Posted 18 August 2011 - 06:30 PM

Dear All,

KISP = Keep It Simple Please (patented by me, cannot find prior usage on Google, yet)

TTBOMK = To The Best Of My Knowledge

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 05:04 PM

Hey Simon,

I'm knocking myself in the head for missing this particular topic a while back :dunno: . I think I've finally got a handle on the acronyms in the forum (I can recognize them now at least, though I still don't use them myself much). I don't know if there's a way to advertise this particular tool to new users right off the bat, but I'm sure it would be useful. I don't see it on the top of forum topics anymore. Or just post a link whenever you welcome a new member to the forums! You could also put it in the "Glossary" section, as I've looked there.

Thanks for running the forum, and have a Happy New Year!

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 02:58 AM

Hey Simon,

I'm knocking myself in the head for missing this particular topic a while back :dunno: . I think I've finally got a handle on the acronyms in the forum (I can recognize them now at least, though I still don't use them myself much). I don't know if there's a way to advertise this particular tool to new users right off the bat, but I'm sure it would be useful. I don't see it on the top of forum topics anymore. Or just post a link whenever you welcome a new member to the forums! You could also put it in the "Glossary" section, as I've looked there.

Thanks for running the forum, and have a Happy New Year!


Dear KDuf,

And thank you also for this timely reminder. Definitely EP (= Excellent Post ) :thumbup:

Rgds / Charles.C

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 04:51 AM

I have always wondered what IMEX was - I thought it was some Engineering software.
 



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:39 PM

And on a Friday afternoon I'll add TGIF (pretty sure most here know's what that one means!).



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Posted 30 December 2012 - 06:58 PM

Hey Simon,

I'm knocking myself in the head for missing this particular topic a while back :dunno: . I think I've finally got a handle on the acronyms in the forum (I can recognize them now at least, though I still don't use them myself much). I don't know if there's a way to advertise this particular tool to new users right off the bat, but I'm sure it would be useful. I don't see it on the top of forum topics anymore. Or just post a link whenever you welcome a new member to the forums! You could also put it in the "Glossary" section, as I've looked there.

Thanks for running the forum, and have a Happy New Year!

New members receive an auto welcome email that includes links to helpful parts of the forum. You can also see that list in my signature (I think). I will add this thread to the list - good idea! By the way anyone can advertise helpful links in their signature...spread the word.

Best Wishes for the New Year!

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Posted 30 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

I need to go back through the thread, compile them and add them to the top of the thread.
Leave it with me...

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 07:26 PM

Us old timers use a lot of terminology on the forums and we take it for granted that people understand us. I think we have a duty to start a thread to describe the Slang, Jargon and Abbreviations we use around here.

Please feel free to add to the thread at the bottom and I will amend this first post with any additions.

A

 

AFAIK = as far as I know

 

AFAIR
As Far As I Remember

AFAIU
As Far As I Understand

AOA
As-Salamu Alaykum (a traditional Islamic greeting)

B

BTW
By The Way

BUMP
It's what members (especially me) type when they want to bump an older thread back to the top of the list to get an answer. (threads are sorted by the time/date of the last post). Or you could say

B - bring
U - up
M - my
P – post

D

DD
Due Diligence

 

E

et seq = and the following
et al = and others

 

F

 

FYI = For Your Information

 

I

 

IIRC = if i recall correctly

IMO
In My Opinion

IMHO
In My Humble Opinion

IME
In My Experience

IMEX
In My Experience

IS
In Short

IYO
In Your Opinion

 

J

 

JFI = Just For Information

 

K

 

KTC = Kick The Can

 

L

LOL
Laughing Out Loud

O

 

OP = Original Post (or Original Poster)

 

OT
Off Topic

 

P

PS
Post Script

 

PGALMI = Please Give A Little More Information

 

R

 

RA = Risk Assessment

 

T

 

TGIF = Thank God It's Friday

 

TGINF = Thank God It's Nearly Friday

 

Tx
Thanks

TBH = to be honest

 

W

W/O
Without

 

W/WO = With/Without

WYO?
What's Your Opinion?

 

YMMV = Your Mileage may Vary (loosely = Your Results/Findings etc may Vary)

et cetera = and so on

 

WWTP = wastewater treatment plant



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Posted 22 August 2016 - 07:31 PM

et cetera can be shortened to etc - I'll add that.

 

WWTP is rather spurious, TBH I don't think I've ever heard it said on the forum in 15 years. :smile:

 

BTW TKS for your input. :clap:

 

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Posted 22 August 2016 - 07:48 PM

SMH - Shake my head



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Posted 23 August 2016 - 01:04 AM

SMH - Shake my head

 

Something like this ?

 

SMH

 

(maybe invisible in CA ?)


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Posted 05 September 2016 - 06:46 AM

What a good way to begin! By being familiar with commonly used acronyms, one will find it easier to understand fully contents in topics and comments.
Thanks for making us newbies know these this timely.

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